Mar 7, 2013 2:00am PST
early as today. >>> a bill that would strengthen laws against gun trafficking seems to be gaining steam in congress. a piece of legislation that would make it a federal crime for a person barred from owning a gun to purchase a firearm. sellers with a quote reasonable cause to believe would be used in a criminal act would be punished. talks aimed at requiring more background checks earlier this week. >>> the chain in policy to allow knives on airplanes, tsa said that it's starting april 25th passengers can carry short, folding knives on to flight. federal air marshals are also blasting the decision. relatives of some of the 9/11 victims want the policy ruled back. one called it a dreadful mistake to loosen the rule. >>> turning now to syria peacekeepers are being held today by opposition forces in that country. video purports to show captured. it were to be part of a force to monitor the cease-fire between syrian troops. >>> now, here "first look" at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. as the budget battle goes on and the democratic national committee has posted a local videos. re
Mar 8, 2013 2:00am PST
sued for that. congress in 2005 passed a specific law to give gun companies immunity for lawsuits for how they're products get used. that is not on the agenda to get discussed? however he talks about protecting your family at the end of the world the fight against gun reform is about the gun makers fund the mra. it is all about protecting the gun makers from becoming the foe focus. this week, republicans in the senate filibustered in washington, d.c. that court sort of a minor leagues for the supreme court. as federal judgeships go, a seat is very important. the nominee is named caitlin haligan. qualified for the job. this is why they blocked the nomination. quoting senate republicans, in new york versus sterman ruger a new york state court case, ms. halligan argued that uses of -- vigorously advanced attempting to hold gun manufacturers liable. gun manufacturers will not be held liable for the products they sell. will not argue that publicly. that would look bad. they have the nra to do it for them and they stay in the shadows. at bottom this is them protecting themselves. from w
Mar 4, 2013 2:00am PST
, washington state lawmaker ed orcutt came up with a reason to pass bicycling law. according to science, he's completely wrong one study said that driving car produces ten times more co2 emissions than riding a bike. >>> nbc meteorologist bill karins joins us now tracking the weather. another storm. >> the very unpopular -- >> why do you say that? >> who wants to hear about a snowstorm in the march. this morning the snowstorm is going to move across the country over the next 3 1/2, 4 days. it's already on its way. this is just the beginning of this storm, today the worst travel, north dakota and minnesota. and portions of iowa. temperatures are cold enough for snow to accumulate. winter storm watches in northern portions of virginia, including washington, d.c. and baltimore. an updated winter storm warning for the greater chicago area, this is the target zone of this storm as it makes its trek to the east coast. chicago, for all snow. lot more questions about how much snow is going to accumulate. it may mix with rain for coastal areas of virginia. this swath of snow. the white is three to six
Mar 6, 2013 2:00am PST
groups reached an all-time high in 2012. the southern poverty law center says they found more than 1,360 patriot groups, an 813% rise since 2008. on the last word, senior fellow mark potawk told lawrence o o'donnell it has been getting worse. >> what happened after that count was completed, as gun control began after the slaughter in newtown, the whole movement, the groups out there have gone from red heat to white heat. so we are at a very scary moment. it is very much reminiscent to me of the months leading up to the oklahoma city bombing. >>> some top presidential candidates have skipped the iowa straw poll in recent years and those who win often do not do well in the state's caucuses. now iowa republican senator chuck grassley is saying it may be time to stop having the straw poll. >>> the state legislature in arkansas has overriden a see to you of a bill that passed that would ban most abortions from the 12th week of president. governor mike bebe said he vetoed the bill because he thinks it's unconstitutional and it conflicts with the decision in roe v. wade. >>> in a few day there'